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Guys, I have a rough slab to flatten and am making a router sled, to do the work I found an Whiteside 6220 router bit which looks like it would do a good job. Found some carbide insert ones that are not in the budget, ($100) any others I should look at? While I'm asking I'd love to be able to afford the Woodpecker version I have a beer budget can you guys share your router jig setups please?
Yesterday, I got all the olive planed and dimensioned for the case pieces. Today, it the walnut and maple's turn. The walnut is really rough, twisted and/or cupped. I'm using a sled that I built in' 06 that was featured in FWW. Here is a link to a video of how it's made. It works very well. But, it's a heavy beast. Especially with a 5' long 10" wide 4/4 board on it. Several passes @1/32 have been necessary to get one flat side. Tires me out. Luckily, the maple is already flat. This case will be different than the last one. The lid and bottom will be oversized glued up slabs with bread board ends...At least that's the plan, now. They'll extend about 3/4" at each end and somewhere around 1 1/2" in front. Those parts will be curved from the mid point to each end. Designing on the fly is fraught with danger but, oh so much more fun. Once the pieces are all cut and assembled for a dry fit, I'll get some pics.